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Cover for Nursery practices in oil palm: a manual.

This manual describes practices conducted in the pre-nursery and the main nursery from the reception of germinated seed- or tissue-culture produced ramets to the production of high-quality field-ready plants. These practices involve nursery set-up, soil preparation, sowing, potting-on, watering,...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Sembiring, E. H.; Forster, B. P.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book
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Cover for Culling.

Culling is a quality control procedure and as such is possibly one of the most important procedures to be carried out in the nursery. It ensures that only healthy and uniform nursery palms are maintained and these are likely to give the highest yields after planting in the field. A basic rule when...

Author(s)
Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Rusfiandi, H.; Forster, B. P.; Sembiring, E. H.; Subbarao, A. S.; Zahara, H.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242140)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy cattle handling, transport and well-being.

Dairy cattle are handled intensively, especially when compared to other livestock production systems. The task of milking involves daily human interaction in varied measures dependent upon parlour design. The relationship between the stockperson and the cow is important. Calm handling should be...

Author(s)
Baier, F.; Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health management.

This chapter presents methods to develop an effective healthcare plan and the implementation of biosecurity measures, vaccination, deworming, body condition and disease diagnosis. The methods to maintain perfect records for each animal regarding medication, production, breeding and culling are also ...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus.

This chapter covers the genetics (genotypes and serotypes), clinical signs, host species, transmission, prevalence, diagnosis, control and prevention of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus.

Author(s)
Olesen, N. J.; Skall, H. F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641799)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertility control in dogs.

Fertility control is used as a broad term for both contraception, that prevents the birth of offspring but maintains the potential for fertility, and sterilization, that renders animals infertile. Fertility control can be achieved through surgical sterilization or via chemical sterilization and...

Author(s)
Massei, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Broiler chickens.

This chapter describes the intensive farming practices applied to broiler chickens in the USA and UK. Focus is given on the advantages (economic) and disadvantages (animal welfare and increased risk of disease spread) of the housing and feeding conditions in this farming system.

Author(s)
Harrison, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642840)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

This book, the second edition of Improving Animal Welfare, has 17 chapters and provides updates on the latest research and still retains its practical emphasis. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) now has recommendations in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code for transport, slaughter,...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book
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Cover for Growth of avian species.

In this chapter, the derivations of domestic fowl and some general features of avian physiology and growth relating to farmed birds are discussed. Highlights of this chapter includes: classification of domesticated avian species, egg formation and egg production, and growth from hatching to...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prevention.

This chapter covers the methods used in the prevention of permanent ectoparasites in sheep and goats. Focus is given on flock health and welfare plans, disinfection of transport lorries and trailers, quarantine, disinfection of clothing and equipment, persistent infestations on common or communal...

Author(s)
Bates, P.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936648)
Type
Book chapter

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